Where was this train photograph taken? I found it as a header on langsamreisen.de, but that page does not specify where it is. The filename contains the phrase tren-del-sur, but I don't think it's at the 6.4 km Tren del Sur described on Wikipedia.

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  • What makes you think that it should be the train you mentioned. "Tren del Sur" sounds a bit generic and the photo's name does not make a reference to wikipedia. Feb 10, 2013 at 21:46
  • I do not think it is the train I mentioned, that's why I wrote I don't think... Incidentally, the locomotive does look like a Plymouth but those are far from unique either.
    – gerrit
    Feb 10, 2013 at 22:03
  • From the colour of the last carriage one can see that it is Peru. How precisely do you want it? Feb 10, 2013 at 22:14
  • If it is indeed Peru that already pins it down very significantly! I don't know really how precise I want it, but the more precise the nicer.
    – gerrit
    Feb 10, 2013 at 22:18
  • Somewhere along the network of RailPeru? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PeruRail This used to be called "Ferrocarril del Sur", which would explain the "tren del sur" tag in the picture's name ... Feb 10, 2013 at 22:23

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Assuming it's recent, it's almost certainly between Cusco and Puno.

Source? Well, it's circumstantial, but bear with me.

  • I've been there, and the scenery immediately made me think of my bus journey between the two cities.
  • the second carriage (blue and yellow) is the colours of the PeruRail trains.
  • at present, the only routes on PeruRail are Cusco to Peru or Cusco to Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu. The second journey is mostly though river valleys, and looks decidedly different.

As it's open plains, I'd also plot it as between Puno and La Raya, if I had to guess, as the scenery changes in the second half. But I can't guarantee it.

However, there USED to be a train down to Arequipa as well, now I believe running only on demand for large groups. So if it's a stock photo, it might have come from that journey as some of the landscape would be similar. But it's a lot less likely.

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